Ex safety and awareness – petroleum industry

Become aware of the dangers in potentially explosive areas, so that you as administrative personnel do not take measures that could affect safety and that you, as a contractor, do your work in potentially explosive areas in a safe manner.

Technical information

Course name : Ex safety and awareness – petroleum industry
Course manual : No
Type : E-learning
Duration : 1 hours
Language: English
Provider: Trainor

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.


After completing the course, participants must have knowledge of basic fire and explosion theory, potential sources of ignition, which regulations apply and how to understand labels on equipment.

Target group

Executive personnel (non-electricians) and administrative personnel (non-executive).

Personnel in mechanical trades, Insulation, scaffolding, process operators, other operating personnel and other personnel who have work that may affect the safety of electrical installations in connection with, for example, high-pressure washing, sandblasting, painting etc. The course is also for personnel who work with non-electrical equipment, but which contains possible sources of ignition.

Managers in the petroleum industry, maintenance managers and others who can implement measures that can affect safety in Ex facilities. The course is also for buyers and sellers.

Subjects covered in the course

  • Explosion theory and sources of ignition
  • Safe behavior in Ex areas
  • Regulations
  • Risk assessment and area classification
  • Planning and selection of equipment
  • Portable electrical equipment (handheld, portable and transportable)

The course is based on the ATEX directive, the Petroleum Act, NEK 420, EN IEC 60079-14.


EU directive 1992/99/EC (HSE in Ex areas) requires the employer to draw up and maintain an explosion protection document. This document must contain, among other things, a risk assessment, zone map and documentation that all employees who will enter Ex areas have received sufficient and suitable training in explosion protection. In all EU and EEA countries, this must be implemented in the national legislation.

In Norway, this is introduced as a regulatory requirement in: "Regulations on health and safety in explosive atmospheres" often called "FHOSEX".

In the Petroleum Act, there is also a requirement that one has competence: Section 9-7. Qualifications

Licensees and others who participate in petroleum activities must have the necessary qualifications to carry out the work in a responsible manner. Training must take place to the extent necessary.


Prior knowledge: No requirements for prior knowledge.

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